Red Stripe, 1959
Oil on paper
11 x 14 inches
Signed lower right
Born in the Bronx, Goldberg pushed the boundaries imposed upon second-generation abstract expressionists for more than 60 years. While Goldberg experimented with various techniques throughout his career, he remained dedicated to abstract painting. In 2001 he said: “For me, the concept of abstract painting is still the primary visual challenge of our time. It might get harder and harder to make an abstract image that’s believable, but I think that just makes the challenge greater.”
Red Stripe is a prime example of Goldberg’s work from the early 1960s with its all-over composition and gestural painting style.